This program vividly evokes the Arab conquest of much of North Africa between the 7th and 11th century. The story begins in the early days of Islam when Romans and Berbers held sway in the region. The initial Arab forays were relatively superficial, but lasting transformation came with the sweep of the Bani Hilal clan starting in the 10th century. Of course, we cannot know what music sounded like so long ago, but music helps evoke these dramatic times. Many modern Arabic musical pieces preserve... Topics: Arabization, North, Africa
1. Journeys from the fantastic to the colonial. 2. Black servants and saviors: the domestic empire of Egypt. 3. The lived experience of contradiction: Ibrahim Fawzi's narrative of the Sudan. 4. The tools of the master: slavery, family, and the unity of the Nile valley.5. Egyptians in blackface: revolution and popular culture, World War I to 1925 Topics: Foreign relations, Slavery, Colonialism, Nationalism, History, Slavery, Egyptian nationalist...
The first of two parts of Afropop’s longest interview with the King of Algerian rai music. It’s an animated, rambling conversation, mostly in French, going through his whole career up to 2004. Recorded at the Beverly Hills Hilton with Sean Barlow and Banning Eyre Topics: Khaled, rai music, Algerian music
Detailed interview with KSA backstage at SOB’s in New York City before his show there. Banning Eyre led this interview in preparation for writing a profile for the then-happening website Sonicnet. Topics: King Sunny Ade, Juju music, Nigerian music, Yoruba music
Salsa dura from New York, frevo from northeastern Brazil, chimurenga from Zimbabwe, Afrobeat from around the world, and more. These are styles that feature the punch and emotion that only a prominent horn section can deliver. We'll hear the Gangbe Brass Band, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra live in New York, classic Congo music from el maestro Franco, Brooklyn's own Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra and others.
0—26:50 interview and session with the late, blind kamale ngoni player Vieux Kante, in Bamako 2005 26:50—56:30 jams with Bassekou Kouyate and family at his house. 56:30—1:48:00 jams and conversation with Bassekou and Bela Fleck. Topics: Mali, kamale ngoni, Vieux Kante, Bassekou Kouyate, Bela Fleck, griot music, Wassoulou music
From Banning Eyre’s 2002 visit to Kinshasa, Congo. He went with Christian Mousset to cover the recording of classic Congolese music, principally the late Wendo Kolosoy and Antoine Moundanda from Brazzaville. The eventual release was called The Very Best of Congolese Rumba: The Kinshasa-Abidjan Sessions (Marabi, 2007) 0—1:21 is the interview with Wendo 1:21—1:42 is the interview with Moundanda 1:42—1:53 they perform together By the way, there is Hi-8 video of this session as well. Topics: Wendo Kolosoy, Antoine Moundanda, Congolese rumba, Congo music
Banning Eyre doing interviews in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. John Kitime translates. 0 -- 26:25 Ten Best Band 26:30 – 40:00 Ottu Jazz rehearsal 40:00 – 1:02:00 Ottu Jazz interview 1:02:00 1:22:00 John KItime interview Topics: Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam, Ten Best Band, Ottu Jazz, John Kitime, muziki wa dansi
Dominican Republic bachata guitarist Edilio Paredes performs live with his group at El 27 Fevrero in Washington Heights, New York, on February 8, 2008. Then, Banning Eyre's interview with Edilio at his apartment the next day (February 9). This interview, in Spanish with translation, includes Edilio demonstrating his skills on guitar. Topics: Edilio Parades, bachata, guitar